Since you live in a world where the Kardashians will probably be taught in history classes come 2016, you probably already know that last night, Kanye West debuted the music video for his single, "Famous," which included an orgy with Donald Trump and Taylor Swift, amongst other notable famous (and infamous) folks. But you probably don't already know some other key facts about the song and the video. That's why I'm here! Behold: Seven facts about Kanye's new video that you had no clue about until you read them here YOU'RE WELCOME VERY MUCH.
1. Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian Snapchatted the unveiling of the video at L.A.'s Forum. It looks like it was an insane party:
2. It took a LONG time to make. According to an interview Kanye did with Vanity Fair, the video was filmed over a period of three months and cycled through four different formats and several different collaborators until West felt he'd achieved the result he wanted.
3. Some of the nude celebrities are real and some are not. According to Vanity Fair, Kanye wouldn't tell them which were and which weren't. "[He] leaves you guessing as to which of the celebrities are really playing themselves and which are presumably only there by the grace of some advanced prosthetic wizardry."
4. Kanye can't not be Kanye. Kanye tweeted and then deleted this gem after the video was posted to Tidal:
And you know what? He'll probably get his wish, deleted tweet or not:
5. Kanye was inspired by these two artists. He called American artist Matthew Barney (most famous for the CREMASTER cycle) his "Jesus," and he was inspired by American realist painter Vincent Desiderio.
6. Kim Kardashian signed off on the video. "[I say] a lot of lines other wives would not allow a husband to say," he told Vanity Fair. "But my wife also puts up photos that other husbands wouldn't let them put up. One of the keys to happiness in our marriage is we're allowed to be ourselves."
7. This is just the beginning. In August, Kanye sets out on his nearly 40-city North American tour to perform The Life of Pablo, and apparently "Famous" is just a "hint" of what we can expect to see from this crazed genius.